|Heil dir im Siegerkranz|
Hail to Thee in Victory
|Imperial anthem of||Großgermania|
|Lyrics||Heinrich Harries, 1790|
Michael von Preußen, 2009
|Music||Unknown, before 1744|
|Adopted||1871 in the German Empire|
2010 in Großgermania
Heil dir im Siegerkranz (English: Hail to Thee in Victory, literally Hail to Thee in the Victor's Crown) is the imperial anthem of Großgermania. It was adopted in February 2010 by Emperor Michael von Preußen on the recommendation of the Imperial Council. Sung to the tune of God Save the Queen, the anthem was used as the national anthem of the German Empire, though it was originally written to honor King Christian VII of Denmark. The lyrics, originally written by Heinrich Harries, were modified by Michael von Preußen upon its adoption as the imperial anthem.
Although the song originally had six verses, the version in use in Großgermania is a single verse comprised of a mixture of the original verses modified and compiled by Michael von Preußen. An approximate English translation is also provided.
|(de) Heil dir im Siegerkranz||Hail to Thee in Victory (en)|
Heil dir im Siegerkranz,
Hail to thee in victory,